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If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
W. C. Fields

Meaning of "baffle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAFFLE

Perhaps from Scottish dialect bachlen to condemn publicly; perhaps related to French bafouer to disgrace.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAFFLE

baffle  [ˈbæfəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAFFLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Baffle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb baffle in English.

WHAT DOES BAFFLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Baffle

Baffle or baffles may refer to: ▪ Baffle, a flow-directing vane or panel in some vessels such as shell and tube heat exchangers, chemical reactors, or static mixers ▪ Baffle, a tunnel or wall surgically constructed within the heart or primary blood vessels to redirect blood flow ▪ Baffles, the blind spot in a submarine's sonar created by the body of the submarine ▪ Baffle or All-Star Baffle, a 1973-74 revival of PDQ, where contestants had to guess phrases from a short combination of letters ▪ Baffle gate, another name for turnstile ▪ Sound baffle, any object designed to reduce airborne sound ▪ Components in a loudspeaker enclosure used to negate the out-of-phase sound waves from the rear of the loudspeaker ▪ Components in a suppressor used to redirect the gas from a gunshot to minimise sound and light ▪ Squirrel baffle, a device fixed to birdfeeders to prevent access by squirrels and other small mammals...

Definition of baffle in the English dictionary

The first definition of baffle in the dictionary is to perplex; bewilder; puzzle. Other definition of baffle is to frustrate. Baffle is also to check, restrain, or regulate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BAFFLE

PRESENT

Present
I baffle
you baffle
he/she/it baffles
we baffle
you baffle
they baffle
Present continuous
I am baffling
you are baffling
he/she/it is baffling
we are baffling
you are baffling
they are baffling
Present perfect
I have baffled
you have baffled
he/she/it has baffled
we have baffled
you have baffled
they have baffled
Present perfect continuous
I have been baffling
you have been baffling
he/she/it has been baffling
we have been baffling
you have been baffling
they have been baffling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I baffled
you baffled
he/she/it baffled
we baffled
you baffled
they baffled
Past continuous
I was baffling
you were baffling
he/she/it was baffling
we were baffling
you were baffling
they were baffling
Past perfect
I had baffled
you had baffled
he/she/it had baffled
we had baffled
you had baffled
they had baffled
Past perfect continuous
I had been baffling
you had been baffling
he/she/it had been baffling
we had been baffling
you had been baffling
they had been baffling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will baffle
you will baffle
he/she/it will baffle
we will baffle
you will baffle
they will baffle
Future continuous
I will be baffling
you will be baffling
he/she/it will be baffling
we will be baffling
you will be baffling
they will be baffling
Future perfect
I will have baffled
you will have baffled
he/she/it will have baffled
we will have baffled
you will have baffled
they will have baffled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been baffling
you will have been baffling
he/she/it will have been baffling
we will have been baffling
you will have been baffling
they will have been baffling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would baffle
you would baffle
he/she/it would baffle
we would baffle
you would baffle
they would baffle
Conditional continuous
I would be baffling
you would be baffling
he/she/it would be baffling
we would be baffling
you would be baffling
they would be baffling
Conditional perfect
I would have baffle
you would have baffle
he/she/it would have baffle
we would have baffle
you would have baffle
they would have baffle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been baffling
you would have been baffling
he/she/it would have been baffling
we would have been baffling
you would have been baffling
they would have been baffling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you baffle
we let´s baffle
you baffle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to baffle
Past participle
baffled
Present Participle
baffling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAFFLE


duffel
ˈdʌfəl
Eifel
ˈaɪfəl
Eiffel
ˈaɪfəl
falafel
fəlˈɑːfəl
kerfuffle
kəˈfʌfəl
paraffle
pəˈræfəl
raffle
ˈræfəl
rifle
ˈraɪfəl
ruffle
ˈrʌfəl
shuffle
ˈʃʌfəl
snaffle
ˈsnæfəl
souffle
ˈsuːfəl
stifle
ˈstaɪfəl
stressful
ˈstrɛsfəl
TEFL
ˈtɛfəl
TOEFL
ˈtɒfəl
trifle
ˈtraɪfəl
truffle
ˈtrʌfəl
waffle
ˈwɒfəl
yaffle
ˈjæfəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAFFLE

baetyl
Baeyer
Baez
BAF
Bafana Bafana
baff
baffies
Baffin
Baffin Bay
Baffin Island
baffle board
baffle plate
baffled
bafflegab
bafflement
baffler
baffling
bafflingly
baffy
baft

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAFFLE

bemuffle
carfuffle
chook raffle
coffle
cuffle
curfuffle
muffle
not be able to run a chook raffle
pantoffle
piffle
reshuffle
riffle
rum truffle
scuffle
siffle
sniffle
snuffle
unmuffle
unruffle
whiffle

Synonyms and antonyms of baffle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BAFFLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «baffle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of baffle

Translation of «baffle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAFFLE

Find out the translation of baffle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of baffle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «baffle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使困惑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desconcertar
570 millions of speakers

English

baffle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाधक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يربك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перегородка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aturdir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déconcerter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bingung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verblüffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当惑させる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

당혹하게 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baffle
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

sự ngăn cản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தடுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोंधळात जाणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bölme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lasciare perplesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przegroda
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перегородка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deflector
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διάφραγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baffle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

baffel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

baffel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of baffle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAFFLE»

The term «baffle» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.859 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAFFLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «baffle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «baffle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about baffle

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4 QUOTES WITH «BAFFLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word baffle.
1
Hamish Bowles
For reasons that baffle me still, my high school sports coaches put me in the first division of the rugby, cricket, and soccer teams.
2
W. C. Fields
If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
3
Jeremy London
They baffle me where they go with the storylines... we used to be a Golden Globe winning show.
4
Matthew Yglesias
The environmental movement's focus on the Keystone XL pipeline issue really used to baffle me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAFFLE»

Discover the use of baffle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to baffle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Baffle Book: Fifteen Fiendishly Challenging Detective ...
These are the granddaddies ? and perhaps the most perfect examples ? of this venerable puzzle genre.
Lassiter Wren, Randle McKay, 2006
2
Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition
FIGURE 5.13 Longitudinal baffle weld joint with shell. (a) Shell gouged and welded, (b) baffle passes through shell and welded, and (c) baffle welded to inside of the shell. Longitudinal plate diameter to contain the same number of tubes.
Kuppan Thulukkanam, 2013
3
Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design
For the case of high shell-side flow rates and low-viscosity fluids, the rod baffle exchanger has several advantages over the segmental baffle exchanger: (1) It eliminates flow-induced tube vibrations since the tubes are rigidly supported at four ...
Ramesh K. Shah, Dusan P. Sekulic, 2003
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Mind Magic: Extraordinary Tricks to Mystify, Baffle and ...
This dazzling collection offers a rich selection of mind-reading, spirit-raising, future-telling illusions, complete with tips on how to present them most effectively.
Marc Lemezma, 2003
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Pressure Vessel Design Manual
... expansion of the vessel. If the unrestrained radial expansion of the vessel exceeds that of the baffle by more than 1=16 in. (1⁄8 in. on the diameter), then a “ flexible” type of connection between the vessel shell and the baffle should be utilized.
Dennis R. Moss, Michael M. Basic, 2012
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Energy Dissipators and Hydraulic Jump
8 BAFFLE BLOCKS 8 . 1 Introduction Baffle blocks (or dentated sills) may be described as a number of normally identical elements arranged in one or several rows orientated perpendicular to the direction of flow. Whereas a sill generates an ...
Willi H. Hager, 1992
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Albright's Chemical Engineering Handbook
The most common configuration is the single segmental baffle, shown in Figure 6.28a. The baffle cut and spacing are design variables chosen (within the limits set by the TEMA standards) to best meet these requirements. Typically, the baffle  ...
Lyle Albright, 2008
8
Handbook of Porous Media
is quantified by comparing the heat transfer coefficient using solid or perforated baffle to the heat transfer coefficient of a fully developed pipe flow with the same Reynolds number. Results show that the location along the heated channel and ...
Kambiz Vafai, 2000
9
Focus on Crystal Growth Research
Effects of Baffle on the Deposition Uniformity In order to keep the high growth rate and maintain the high deposition uniformity, the mixing process for different species should be enhanced. To do so, a baffle is added between the adduct boat ...
George V. Karas, 2006
10
The Baffle Book Strikes Again: Fifteen Devilishly Difficult ...
For all those sharp-witted sleuths who love to wrestle with fiendishly clever puzzles and murderous mysteries, comes this collection of brain-teasing detective investigations that are guaranteed to get your grey cells exercised.
Lassiter Wren, Randle McKay, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAFFLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term baffle is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Boothbay Harbor, Maine: Parents And Son's Deaths Baffle Town
The town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is reeling from the mysterious deaths of some of its popular residents from still undetermined ... «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
2
Conviction of Former Goldman Sachs Programmer Is Overturned
... a criminal statute that predates the digital age and includes some phrases and terminology that seemed to baffle both the jurors and judge at ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Danny Elfman on 8 of His Iconic Scores
Batman's world functions within a maze of moral gray zones, but your sympathies might never baffle you more than when the Penguin dies. «Vulture, Jul 15»
4
Bizarre points in new Pluto pictures dazzle, baffle scientists
In the latest photos, we get a teasing glimpse of just how varied the surface of Pluto is. Those streaks are really too small to say much about ... «The Market Business, Jul 15»
5
Why pro-lifers baffle pro-abortionists
16andpregnant I was going to make this into a post that tackled a lot of different issues raised by a pro-abortionist who hangs out at the ... «National Right to Life News, Jul 15»
6
Tech & Ramzan: GenY's posers baffle clerics
BAREILLY: With changing lifestyles, technology and religion have often met at the crossroad. This has been never more apparent than in the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
7
Blasts of Air Baffle Homeowner In Energy Efficient House
A growing number of new homes in Illinois are built energy efficient, but a suburban family says their brand-new house is missing a key feature ... «NBC Chicago, Jul 15»
8
Mysterious explosive-like bangs in southern NSW town continue to …
Mysterious explosive-like bangs in southern NSW town continue to baffle police. Updated July 01, 2015 16:14:50. Traffic along Sharp Streetin Cooma ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
9
Ministry, DGCA's divergent stands baffle airlines
Carriers say DGCA had permitted them to charge passengers extra for luggage three months ago; civil aviation ministry now says it won't allow ... «Mumbai Mirror, Jun 15»
10
Mystery van thefts baffle police and owners
Thieves with the ability to unlocks works vans without forcing entry have left police baffled after striking three times overnight in Leslie. «Fife Today, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Baffle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/baffle>. Jul 2020 ».
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